University of Vermont

Fitness & Wellness

Cat Fit - Instructional Rec

Are you interested in strength and conditioning to gain overall physical fitness?

Our Varsity Strength and Conditioning Coach Marc Hickok ( has designed Cat-Fit as a meaningful and measurable program. This workout is meant for the trainee looking to challenge themselves physically and mentally and learn more on proper strength form.  

Cat-Fit is a training system that:

  • Uses freeweights and bodyweight exercises
  • Varies workouts in a way that you will almost never repeat the same workout twice
  • Uses large multi-joint movements involving a lot of muscle 
  • Uses high intensity intervals, which can always be modified to your needs, to challenge your cardiovascular system, metabolism and burn a lot of calories!
  • Scores all workouts in a way that will give you feedback on your fitness level and progress throughout the 6 weeks of training

Cat-fit is meant to be a fun, functional way to train and get the results you want.  If you want to lose body fat, gain muscle, get fit or all of the above, this is for you!


6 week session $50 students, $60 faculty and staff, $70 for family members and community

3 week mini session $25 students, $30 faculty and staff, $35 for family members and community


Register for either the Monday & Wednesday section or the Tuesday Thursday section.

Fall 2013 Series
Session I Session II
Sep. 2 - Oct. 11 Oct. 14 - Nov 22
Mon & Wed 6:00 - 7:00pm 6:00 - 7:00pm
Tues & Thurs 6:30 - 7:30pm 6:30 - 7:30pm

Winter Session 2013 - 2014
Session I
Dec. 2 - Jan. 16
Mon & Wed 6:00 - 7:00pm
Tues & Thurs 6:00 - 7:00pm

Sprint 2014 Series
Session I Session II Session III (MINI)
Jan. 20 - Feb. 28 March 10 - April 18 April 21 - May 8
Mon & Wed 7:00 - 8:00pm 7:00 - 8:00pm 7:00 - 8:00pm
Tues & Thurs 5:00 - 6:00pm 5:00 - 6:00pm 5:00 - 6:00pm

Summer 2014 Series
Session I Session II
May 19 - June 26 July 7 - Aug. 14
Mon & Wed* 7:00 - 8:00am* 7:00 - 8:00am*
Tues & Thurs 7:00 - 8:00am 7:00 - 8:00am
* Advanced CAT FIT sessions. Prerequisite that participant must have completed at least one section of CAT FIT prior to enrollment.


Come train like an athlete in the Varsity Strength and Conditioning room in Patrick Gym.

Program outline:

  • 1st week will be an introduction to all the movements used for the entire program
  • The 1st week will also serve as a pre-test for several “benchmark” workouts. These same workouts will be tested upon completion of the 6 weeks in order to gauge progress as well as strengths and weaknesses. 
  • Starting the 2nd week each session will begin with mobility and flexibility work, then move to strength work and then finally into the metabolic workout of the day. 


Online registration is open online!

For information about the programming call (802) 656-7713or email us at

For information about the billing and/or membership call (802) 656-3070

Last modified April 11 2014 11:15 AM